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Story: Mandurah
Episode: 2
Presenter: Nikki Parkinson
Air Date: 22nd November 2020

If you’re looking for a fun and Instagram-worthy day out, pay a visit to WA’s second largest city.

  • Just an hour from the CBD and with an estuary twice the size of the Sydney Harbour, you could call Mandurah the Venice of Australia.
  • Mandurah’s 134km2 of calm inland waterways are best enjoyed by houseboat, hire boat, jet ski or stand-up paddle board.
  • If you would rather keep your feet dry, the Mandurah Instagram Trail is another great way to see the city.
  • Mandurah is renowned for its excellent crabbing, with the season running annually from December through to July.
  • The 3D painting of Mandurah’s famous Blue Swimmer Crab was created by Australia’s most highly esteemed pavement artist, Jenny McCracken.
  • Mandurah’s iconic metal heart sculpture was inspired by the Noongar name for Mandurah, Mandjoogoordap, meaning ‘meeting place of the heart.’
  • Mandurah has a 100-year history as a seafood centre in WA. It is home to an abundance of fish, crabs, dolphins and pelicans.
  • The 3D painting of Mandurah’s marine life is also by Jenny McCracken and can be found at the Mandurah Visitor Centre.
  • The Mandurah Christmas Lights start on December 1, with a number of cruises that go out each day. This event is made possible by the residents of the canals.

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